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Back-to-school event planned for central Lealman kids


Back-to-school EVENT planned for children of central Lealman

Lealman's fourth annual back-to-school event, sponsored by the South County Connection Center, the Lealman Family Center, Lealman Community Association, Keep Pinellas Beautiful and the Lealman Fire District, is set for Friday evening in Lealman Park.

Participation is open to kids who reside in central Lealman, and children must present the event pass included in the Lealman Family Center's quarterly newsletter in order to receive school supplies and backpacks.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Where: Lealman Park, 3890 55th Ave. N.

Info: Call 528-7891.

Family center a place to find many services

The Lealman Family Center offers a variety of support services and programs to families and individuals living in the community.

They include information and referrals, emergency assistance, after- school care and homework assistance and mobile medical services for those without health insurance.

Where: 4255 56th Ave. N.

Info: Call 528-7891 or visit the Web site:


Learn about health and wellness issues at expo

Students ages 5 to 17 and their families are invited to participate in the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce's second annual Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday at Park Station.

Community Health Centers of Pinellas Inc. will conduct free school physicals as well as general health checks for adults. Digital fingerprinting for students will be provided by the police Crimestoppers unit. A health and wellness trade show will offer information and services regarding insurance, medical services, general health care and holistic health care.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd.

Celtic family group at performing arts center

The first international tour to make a stop at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center is the Barra MacNeils, a Celtic music group. The MacNeils, a family troupe from Nova Scotia, combine vocal harmonies with string, percussion and wind instruments and dancing and storytelling. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 day of show and may be purchased online at

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

Where: Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N.

Info: Patti Petow at 571-4183.

Exercise, play bingo at senior citizen center

The Pinellas Park Senior Center offers a variety of programs and events including weekly bingo, a fitness center, shuffleboard and dances. Stop by or call for more information and schedules.

Where: 7625 59th St. N.

Info: Call 541-0776.

More than books await at the public library

The Pinellas Park Public Library offers a variety of free programs and activities for the community including weekly educational presentations covering a wide range of topics.

Where: 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park.

Info: Visit the library Web site at or call 541-0716 or 541-0718 for a schedule of events.

Volunteers still needed to mentor parents

Volunteers interested in mentoring parents are sought by Help a Child Inc. Parent aide volunteers are key to helping break the cycle of child abuse and neglect by working with parents in need of support and coaching. Volunteers interested in being a part of the Parent Aide Program may contact Pat Measel, volunteer recruiter, 544-3900, ext. 169.

Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.

Back-to-school event planned for central Lealman kids 08/12/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:43pm]
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